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Two fresh faces and notable absentees as Jones assembles 28-man England squad From The42

Two fresh faces and notable absentees as Jones assembles 28-man England squad

Fri 5:24 PM 10,206 Views 5 Comments

Paolo Odogwu and Harry Randall were both included in the reigning champions’ squad, while Kyle Sinckler is an absentee.

Redpath picks Scotland over England as Wales recall experienced Lydiate
# Squad Lists
From The42
# Squad Lists

Redpath picks Scotland over England as Wales recall experienced Lydiate

Wed 1:10 PM 9,562 Views 5 Comments

Gregor Townsend and Wayne Pivac have named their 35-man Six Nations squads.

Eddie Jones self-isolating after England forwards coach tests positive for Covid-19
# Setback
From The42
# Setback

Eddie Jones self-isolating after England forwards coach tests positive for Covid-19

Wed 11:40 AM 4,488 Views 5 Comments

England are due to gather for their pre-Six Nations camp next week.

'Positive' contract outlook for Friend as Aki nears return
# Connacht
From The42
# Connacht

'Positive' contract outlook for Friend as Aki nears return

Tue 12:34 PM 4,790 Views 6 Comments

The Australian says he is happy in Connacht and hopes to ink a new deal soon.

Ruddock among those keen to impress Farrell in last Six Nations audition
# Trial
From The42
# Trial

Ruddock among those keen to impress Farrell in last Six Nations audition

Jan 19th 2021, 7:05 AM 9,419 Views 10 Comments

Munster’s clash with Leinster gives players one last chance to convince the Ireland boss.

Cronin fit, Leinster hopeful on Lowe and Ringrose, but Furlong out of Munster game
# Injury Update
From The42
# Injury Update

Cronin fit, Leinster hopeful on Lowe and Ringrose, but Furlong out of Munster game

Jan 18th 2021, 2:46 PM 7,235 Views 18 Comments

The hooker has overcome a knee injury to be available for the Thomond Park clash.

‘I’m keen to get my elbows dirty’ - Vunipola plots his own path towards Six Nations fitness
# Playing On
From The42
# Playing On

‘I’m keen to get my elbows dirty’ - Vunipola plots his own path towards Six Nations fitness

Jan 18th 2021, 7:00 AM 3,684 Views 1 Comment

Elsewhere yesterday, the Springboks’ ‘very good’ Eben Etzebeth returned in Toulon’s win at Racing.

England to pick from 28-man squads for Six Nations under new Covid-19 protocol
# Bubble Ball
From The42
# Bubble Ball

England to pick from 28-man squads for Six Nations under new Covid-19 protocol

Jan 16th 2021, 12:50 PM 5,495 Views 5 Comments

Eddie Jones had previously selected an initial squad of around 32 players.

Williams to miss Wales' Six Nations opener against Ireland due to suspension
# Banned
From The42
# Banned

Williams to miss Wales' Six Nations opener against Ireland due to suspension

Jan 14th 2021, 1:26 PM 11,966 Views 12 Comments

The 29-year-old was sent off during the Scarlets’ defeat to Cardiff Blues last weekend.

Men's Six Nations to go ahead but Women's and U20 championships postponed
# Pushed Back
From The42
# Pushed Back

Men's Six Nations to go ahead but Women's and U20 championships postponed

Updated Jan 13th 2021, 3:03 PM 18,499 Views 32 Comments

However, organisers insist the Men’s competition will go ahead as planned in the coming months.

Munster v Leinster a tasty Six Nations trial but Farrell may have concerns
# Schedule
From The42
# Schedule

Munster v Leinster a tasty Six Nations trial but Farrell may have concerns

Jan 12th 2021, 7:30 PM 11,281 Views 16 Comments

Connacht and Ulster don’t have any senior games scheduled before the Six Nations.

French government demands more detail before final Six Nations decision
# Protocols
From The42
# Protocols

French government demands more detail before final Six Nations decision

Jan 12th 2021, 5:44 PM 3,441 Views 0 Comments

The Ministry of Sport wants guarantees about the Covid-19 protocols in Ireland and England.

Racing wing Taofifenua among three uncapped players in French Six Nations squad
# Holding Pattern
From The42
# Holding Pattern

Racing wing Taofifenua among three uncapped players in French Six Nations squad

Jan 12th 2021, 9:16 AM 4,098 Views 2 Comments

Though uncertainty swirls around French participation, the tournament remains scheduled for next month.

Six Nations to meet French authorities but hopeful of playing as planned
# Discussions
From The42
# Discussions

Six Nations to meet French authorities but hopeful of playing as planned

Jan 11th 2021, 12:32 PM 11,515 Views 11 Comments

The championship is due to kick off in four weekends’ time.

Six Nations ‘planning to go ahead as scheduled’ despite worsening Covid-19 crisis
# Onwards
From The42
# Onwards

Six Nations ‘planning to go ahead as scheduled’ despite worsening Covid-19 crisis

Updated Jan 5th 2021, 12:00 PM 17,466 Views 13 Comments

Andy Farrell’s Ireland are due to open their campaign against Wales in Cardiff on 7 February.

Scotland suffer triple injury blow ahead of Six Nations
# Headache
From The42
# Headache

Scotland suffer triple injury blow ahead of Six Nations

Jan 1st 2021, 9:48 AM 8,654 Views 0 Comments

Fraser Brown, George Horne and Alex Allan have all been ruled out.

France's Ntamack out for up to eight weeks and set to miss Six Nations game against Ireland
# Sidelined
From The42
# Sidelined

France's Ntamack out for up to eight weeks and set to miss Six Nations game against Ireland

Dec 30th 2020, 2:53 PM 4,145 Views 11 Comments

Ntamack has undergone surgery on a double jaw fracture he suffered in a Top 14 match

France out-half Ntamack a doubt to be fit for start of the Six Nations
# Worry
From The42
# Worry

France out-half Ntamack a doubt to be fit for start of the Six Nations

Dec 28th 2020, 3:23 PM 6,126 Views 2 Comments

The 21-year-old fractured his jaw playing for Toulouse against Bordeaux.

Government announces review of Irish sports events protected for free-to-air broadcast
# On The Box
From The42
# On The Box

Government announces review of Irish sports events protected for free-to-air broadcast

Dec 10th 2020, 4:25 PM 18,390 Views 26 Comments

Members of the public are invited to suggest events to be added or taken from the list.

Farrell encouraged but Ireland are 'a work in progress' heading into 2021
# Next Job
From The42
# Next Job

Farrell encouraged but Ireland are 'a work in progress' heading into 2021

Dec 6th 2020, 7:00 AM 13,783 Views 19 Comments

The head coach has had an up-and-down first year in charge of Ireland.

No props on the wing, the scraps, clarity in transition - Ireland's defence checklist
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

No props on the wing, the scraps, clarity in transition - Ireland's defence checklist

Nov 11th 2020, 7:00 PM 10,191 Views 5 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men will be looking to make improvements in a defensive sense in the Autumn Nations Cup.

Ringrose has Lions ambitions but first focus is return from injury with Leinster
# Recovery
From The42
# Recovery

Ringrose has Lions ambitions but first focus is return from injury with Leinster

Nov 10th 2020, 4:05 PM 9,073 Views 3 Comments

The Ireland centre hopes to be back in action for the Champions Cup games in December.

Important run ahead for Ireland as Farrell and Sexton look to learn from Paris
# Autumn
From The42
# Autumn

Important run ahead for Ireland as Farrell and Sexton look to learn from Paris

Nov 4th 2020, 10:49 AM 6,861 Views 13 Comments

Ireland get back up and running with a home clash against Wales on Friday week.

Beirne shows up strongly alongside immense Ryan in Ireland's second row
# Fronting Up
From The42
# Fronting Up

Beirne shows up strongly alongside immense Ryan in Ireland's second row

Nov 3rd 2020, 7:00 PM 10,646 Views 5 Comments

The Munster man showed he can win the gainline against France last weekend.

'The guy said, 'There's no way you play for Munster, you can't speak English''
# Language
From The42
# Language

'The guy said, 'There's no way you play for Munster, you can't speak English''

Nov 3rd 2020, 12:03 PM 65,496 Views 26 Comments

CJ Stander talks about learning a new language, being told he was too small, and dealing with criticism.

Connors keen to get Autumn Nations Cup going as Ireland take lessons from Paris
# Next Job
From The42
# Next Job

Connors keen to get Autumn Nations Cup going as Ireland take lessons from Paris

Nov 3rd 2020, 7:54 AM 7,313 Views 5 Comments

The 24-year-old openside flanker is eager to add to his first two Test caps.

Stockdale shows kicking quality but errors prove costly on tough night in Paris
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Stockdale shows kicking quality but errors prove costly on tough night in Paris

Nov 2nd 2020, 8:29 PM 36,238 Views 49 Comments

The 24-year-old made his second start in the number 15 shirt as Andy Farrell’s side came up short.

Stander among shortlist for 6 Nations Player of the Championship
# Stand-out
From The42
# Stand-out

Stander among shortlist for 6 Nations Player of the Championship

Nov 2nd 2020, 7:17 PM 10,972 Views 16 Comments

Three Frenchman are nominated and will hope to be their country’s first recipient.

'It was a missed opportunity. It's a result that will nag at the Ireland players'
# Regrets
From The42
# Regrets

'It was a missed opportunity. It's a result that will nag at the Ireland players'

Nov 2nd 2020, 5:13 PM 25,021 Views 17 Comments

The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra saw the lads dig into events in Paris.

Eddie Jones vows to bring England to 'the greatest heights in the next four years'
# Keeping Up With The Jones
From The42
# Keeping Up With The Jones

Eddie Jones vows to bring England to 'the greatest heights in the next four years'

Nov 2nd 2020, 11:30 AM 6,456 Views 12 Comments

Despite losing their opening game to France, England were confirmed as Six Nations winners on Saturday.

'Something special is going to happen with this team in the next few years'
# Belief
From The42
# Belief

'Something special is going to happen with this team in the next few years'

Nov 2nd 2020, 6:00 AM 14,489 Views 27 Comments

CJ Stander believes Ireland have ‘turned a corner’ despite their defeat in Paris.

Where next for Ireland? Autumn Nations Cup a chance to look to the future
# Fresh Faces
From The42
# Fresh Faces

Where next for Ireland? Autumn Nations Cup a chance to look to the future

Nov 2nd 2020, 1:01 AM 14,230 Views 16 Comments

Head coach Andy Farrell feels he needs to keep creating more competition for places.

England secure Grand Slam after hammering Italy in Women’s Six Nations finale
# Red Roses
From The42
# Red Roses

England secure Grand Slam after hammering Italy in Women’s Six Nations finale

Nov 1st 2020, 11:13 PM 5,461 Views 3 Comments

Adam Griggs’ Ireland are awaiting news on their final clash against France, which is due to be rescheduled.

How Andy Farrell's Ireland lost the crucial championship minutes in Paris
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

How Andy Farrell's Ireland lost the crucial championship minutes in Paris

Nov 1st 2020, 11:55 AM 51,052 Views 41 Comments

The visitors made a huge call to go to touch before half-time and then conceded just after the break.

'I was very disappointed coming off like everyone would be' - Sexton
# Captain
From The42
# Captain

'I was very disappointed coming off like everyone would be' - Sexton

Nov 1st 2020, 7:00 AM 57,105 Views 61 Comments

The Ireland skipper bemoaned his side’s inability to be clinical with their chances at Stade de France.

Ireland come up short in Paris as England crowned Six Nations champions
# Second Best
From The42
# Second Best

Ireland come up short in Paris as England crowned Six Nations champions

Oct 31st 2020, 10:00 PM 62,736 Views 144 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men made errors but France were superb in a bonus-point win.

As it happened: France v Ireland, Six Nations
# Liveblog
From The42
# Liveblog

As it happened: France v Ireland, Six Nations

Oct 31st 2020, 7:15 PM 86,766 Views 94 Comments

France proved too strong for Ireland in the final game of this year’s Six Nations tournament.

Here's what Ireland need to win the Six Nations after England's victory in Rome
# Permutations
From The42
# Permutations

Here's what Ireland need to win the Six Nations after England's victory in Rome

Oct 31st 2020, 6:53 PM 16,845 Views 7 Comments

Eddie Jones’ men scored five tries but didn’t have it all their own way.

Wales' miserable run continues as Scotland end Six Nations with away win
# Tough Watch
From The42
# Tough Watch

Wales' miserable run continues as Scotland end Six Nations with away win

Oct 31st 2020, 4:12 PM 11,634 Views 4 Comments

Gregor Townsend’s men edged it as Wayne Pivac’s difficult start to his tenure continued.

'I remember I was the D team captain. In fourth year, I was sub for the social team'
# Rise
From The42
# Rise

'I remember I was the D team captain. In fourth year, I was sub for the social team'

Oct 31st 2020, 12:11 PM 70,116 Views 23 Comments

Hugo Keenan has been a slow-burning success as he gets set for his second Ireland cap tonight.

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